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Michael P. Heiser


UpRight Law (888) 708-0876

300 Mill Street
Suite 20
Ketchikan, AK 99901

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Dedicated attorney handles family law, bankruptcy and criminal law in Ketchikan
My name is Michael P. Heiser, Attorney at Law, and I have been practicing general law in Alaska for 27 years. I strive to give my clients a personable experience when dealing with legal issues. As your lawyer, I am easily accessible and approachable, while handling a wide variety of legal issues from family law to criminal cases to bankruptcy proceedings. My goal is to help you find a satisfactory resolution to your problems through the proper legal channels while keeping you informed along the way.

If you have an issue that needs resolution in any of the following areas, I can help:

  • General civil practice
  • Family law
  • Child custody
  • Domestic relations
  • Divorce
  • Bankruptcy
  • Personal injury
  • Criminal trial practice
  • DUI & DWI
  • Traffic law
  • Probate
  • Wills
  • Employment law
  • Real estate
  • Business law

Alaskan attorney who is compassionate to your needs
If you’re going through a divorce, have sustained injuries or have a pending criminal charge I can help you make sense of the legal issues surrounding your case. I give all my clients one-on-one attention so you don’t have to worry about getting lost in a big firm. I work with you to get the results you deserve and inform you every step of the way. You can approach this challenging time knowing that you have someone you can trust on your side.

Lawyer with more than 27 years experience with bankruptcy clients
You have several options when it comes to bankruptcy. It takes an experienced attorney to skillfully advise you on your options. I have guided many clients through this process and can help you find freedom from debt. We can sit down and examine which chapter of the Bankruptcy Code is the right option for you. As one of the few bankruptcy attorneys in the Ketchikan area, I can help you build a new financial future today.


  • Washington, U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 1983
  • Alaska and U.S. District Court, District of Alaska, 1985


  • University of Puget Sound, J.D., 1982
  • University of Michigan, B.A., 1978

Associations & memberships

  • Alaska Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association

Biographical details

  • Assistant Municipal Attorney, 1988-1990


35 years since Michael P. Heiser was first licensed to practice law.

State License Status Year Acquired
AK Active 1985
WA Active 1983


School Major Degree Graduated
University of Puget Sound School of Law Law JD - Juris Doctor 1982
University of Michigan Law School BA - Bachelor of Arts 1978


Position Association Name Duration
Alaska Bar Association Member 1985 - Present
Washington State Bar Association Member 1983 - Present

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Absolutely a wonderful experience. Our bankruptcy is being moved along very quickly. Questions are answered in a professional manner and anytime I had questions I could easily reach someone. We are very satisfied with UpRight Law.

Glenn & Cheri M. Kentucky

Everything was handled professionally and with the utmost customer services. We filed last year and still have a good relationship with our attorneys.

Teresa C. Washington